What do you think of this?
Do you see something unusual in the bottom photo?
Notice I used water bottles filled with water and with caps on, to help support the piece of plywood with the classic metal Lionel illuminated station on it.
I got the idea from a local train guy (not on the Forum) that I recently met. He has a temporary layout and told me he uses beer bottles as trestles.
Using the bottles is a quick way to get an initial sense of whether the elevated station can work. They are 8 inches, which is a good height because even the cop and robber cars with the figures on top will clear the station.
I am also excited about this because yesterday I bought and used a Sears Craftsman power jigsaw and Dremel all purpose power saw to cut the wood for this elevated station. It went well and I feel I am overcoming my fears regarding the use of power saws.
So, let me know what you think about my temporary elevated station, and your recommendations for making it a permanent one. Arnold